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#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care
28/09/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care (Code: C1294/002)

Indicative Content:

  • Introduction to Building Communities Exploration of practices of care
  • Taking a Constellations approach
  • Digital vs Physical
  • Marketing your Network Event
  • Supporting AP-led Delivery
  • Network Event Evaluation
  • Facilitating Ideas Rooms Facilitating Action Learning Sets
Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers
28/09/2021 @ Online - Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers - Community of Practice for SEND Operational Managers (Code: C1217/002)

Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice model, the DCG Centre for Excellence in SEND Curriculum team will facilitate an informal but innovative, dynamic and interactive professional conversation where effective practice, barriers to inclusion and future innovations can be explored in a safe, supportive and professional environment.  

The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams
29/09/2021 @ Online - The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams (Code: C1269/002)

This interactive course will help you to explore the importance of teaching learners more about the differences between speech and writing so that they can use language purposefully and make informed communicative choices.

With a focus on practical activities, and using real samples, you will explore how speaking and listening skills can be used to inform ad improve writing. You will have the opportunity to discuss themes and experiences and to share ideas with each other.

HOLEX - ACE ESD ESOL resources - Webinar to promote new sustainability resources for use in adult education ESOL
29/09/2021 @ Online - HOLEX - ACE ESD ESOL resources - Webinar to promote new sustainability resources for use in adult education ESOL - ESD ESOL webinar (Code: C1285/002)

HOLEX has been working with a number of its members to produce some fantastic ESD resources for use specifically in ESOL classes with adult learners. This webinar aims to introduce you to the resources which will be available for you to download on the ETF website; you will be able to adopt and adapt these to use in your service.

The resources include an audit tool to establish where you are currently at (you may be doing more than you think!), a set of 'Sustainability Starts', a Green Week Toolkit and a set of resources specifically for a short course on local sustainability issues.

Emotional recovery and differentiation
29/09/2021 @ Online - Emotional recovery and differentiation (Code: C1288/002)

This webinar will re-introduce the emotional recovery framework and differentiation strategy. We will explore how to implement emotionally authentic differentiation and communication post Covid-19 and explore how to validate emotions in an educational setting. Emotions are fundamental to our wellbeing and it is vital that organisations can recognise and understand emotionally driven behaviour. This webinar will introduce the language of emotional recovery and introduce support systems and mechanisms to implement emotional recovery systems. 

Functional number
30/09/2021 @ Online - Functional number (Code: C1230/002)

There is evidence from Chief Examiner reports which identifies the key topic areas of number work and the four main operations as ones most likely to present the most difficulty for functional maths learners.

This interactive course explores a range of methods and approaches that support skills development and deep learning of the four main operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It introduces a range of alternative mathematical methods, tackles misconceptions and uses technology effectively.

Diversity in Leadership
30/09/2021 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Organisation culture change for equality & inclusion workshop for middle managers (Code: C0639/021)

The aim of this programme is to challenge bias, remove obstacles to achieving leadership roles and provide coaching to motivate and build confidence in aspiring leaders across the sector. The programme includes organisational culture change workshops and coaching for 30 diverse aspiring leaders and Governors, in particular those from a BAME background and those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. New for 2021/22 is a diversity masterclass series of three modules covering topics to address and reverse structural discrimination and to promote diversity and inclusion.


Phonics: an introduction to the key principles of post-16 phonics
30/09/2021 @ Online - Phonics: an introduction to the key principles of post-16 phonics (Code: C1247/002)

This interactive course offers an introduction to the key ideas and terminology of post-16 phonics. You will explore important guiding principles to apply to your practice to optimise the influence phonics can have on learners.

The course lays the foundations to give you the knowledge, confidence and motivation to go on to attend other phonics courses. English teachers know that many learners re-sitting exams want to improve their reading and spelling, and it is not always the case that learners studying GCSE feel more confident in reading and spelling than those studying Functional Skills.

Essential Digital Skills Case Studies
30/09/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Case Studies - Integrating EDS across the curriculum (Code: C1156/004)

This broadcast webinar explores the journey of organisations within the FE and Skills sector that prepared for and delivered EDS courses based on the new EDS framework and associated standards. Panellists will share how they have approached particular challenges that arose as they trialled accredited and non-accredited courses. They will describe how they have upskilled staff and revised and reflected upon the introduction of EDS.

There will be a participant led Q & A session.

#APConnect: Developmental Observations - Advanced Practice
01/10/2021 @ Online - #APConnect: Developmental Observations - Advanced Practice (Code: C1153/002)

In this module, APs will be exposed to:

  • Current thinking and research in the field of developmental approaches to observation 
  • Evidence-based approaches to using observation to improve and develop teaching & learning
  • Applied skills in developing AP practice related to reflection and coaching
  • A collaborative forum in which to share and exchange ideas for best practice in this area with colleagues from across the FE sector
Diversity in Leadership
01/10/2021 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Equality and diversity across the curriculum (Code: C0639/025)

The aim of this programme is to challenge bias, remove obstacles to achieving leadership roles and provide coaching to motivate and build confidence in aspiring leaders across the sector. The programme includes organisational culture change workshops and coaching for 30 diverse aspiring leaders and Governors, in particular those from a BAME background and those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. New for 2021/22 is a diversity masterclass series of three modules covering topics to address and reverse structural discrimination and to promote diversity and inclusion.


Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools
01/10/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools - The use of Online polling (Doodle) (Code: C1052/013)

The Essential Digital Skills (EDS) programme is a blended programme to support the delivery of the new qualifications based on the national standards for Essential Digital Skills.

The thirty-minute lunch time  sessions, will demonstrate the key features of a range of digital teaching tools, to support you to teach Essential Digital Skills.

Assessment in English: knowing your learners' starting points
04/10/2021 @ Online - Assessment in English: knowing your learners' starting points (Code: C1270/002)

This course considers strategies for identifying gaps, and areas that learners struggle with, to use as a starting point for their learning. English learners tend to be returning learners that don't wish to sit the qualifications in this subject again. By pinpointing these specific areas of difficulty, we can aim to make their learning experience different for them. Providing learners with a metacognitive understanding of their learning, so they are able to decipher what works for them, is invaluable to their experience.

Leading From The Middle
04/10/2021 @ Online - Leading From The Middle - BAME Online Leading From The Middle Cohort 1, 2021/22 (Code: C0455/057)
Leading from the Middle is the FE and Skills sector's new high impact development programme for sector middle managers. With a focus on the skills, behaviours, competencies and awareness to succeed in middle leadership and management roles, this programme adopts an innovative and personalised approach to improving the professional effectiveness of this important tier of sector leadership. This is a solutions focussed programme that will encourage you to think and act differently.
Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
04/10/2021 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - Community of Practice: Supporting Curriculum for CSWs and those supporting deaf students and students with hearing loss (Code: C0808/024)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

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